ERIC Number: ED242919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Factors Contributing to Nonreenrollment of 4-H Club Members in Southeastern Florida.
Culbert, Daniel Freas
A study examined the factors contributing to the nonreenrollment of 4-H Club members in Southeastern Florida. During the study, questionnaires were mailed to 364 4-H Club dropouts who were randomly selected from the total dropout population of 545 youth in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Based on data from the 139 usable instruments, the researcher concluded that the decision of most of the respondents to leave 4-H was a multifaceted one. The most frequently given reasons for leaving 4-H were that the leader quit, the club disbanded, or the student had too much else to do. Older respondents were more likely to dislike project books and 4-H meetings, viewed 4-H activities as repetitious and not fun, had jobs, and had too much else to do. Nonwhite respondents were more likely to have problems with transportation and paying for projects, were unaware of 4-H opportunities, had jobs, and felt that they did not receive responsibility. Employed respondents were more likely to dislike competition, rules, and the 4-H leader; they could not express themselves, meet the other sex, or do what they wanted. (Appendixes to this report include a copy of the survey instrument and various breakdowns and summaries of the survey data.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Southeast); Regional Surveys; 4 H Clubs
Note: Master's thesis, University of Florida.